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Business and Management BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

What is Business and Management BA (Hons)?

Become a manager and leader equipped with the skills and commercial insight to make a real difference in the ever-changing world of business.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), all our Business and Management degrees ensure you develop essential skills, knowledge and experience while completing a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management as part of your studies. This means potential employers will be confident that you are ‘career ready’ to do anything from working for a multinational corporation to starting and running your own business.

Our Business and Management BA (Hons) course scored 94% for teaching in the National Student Survey 2023.

In your first year, you’ll gain solid grounding in all aspects of business and management. In your second and third year, you will continue to develop knowledge and expertise in business and management but also choose a specialist career path.  Choose from business and management, human resource management, entrepreneurship & innovation, digital business and business law.

On the Business and Management stream you will develop your live project management skills exploring alternative approaches to planning, execution, and operations, and learn how project management success can be judged.  We will also challenge you to stretch your global commercial awareness with an international focus on business.  In your final year you will take part in a management consultancy module, where you will have the unique opportunity to experiment in simulated consultancy exercises, before applying what you’ve learnt in a live consultancy project for a business. On successful completion of this module you will gain a nationally recognized CMI qualification in Professional Consultancy.

Throughout your degree, you’ll draw on the expertise of lecturers with extensive professional credentials and research experience, as well as learning from inspiring industry guest speakers. You will also take advantage of the cutting-edge facilities at our brand-new, state-of-the-art, Business School. You can be assured of an industry-led, transformational teaching and learning experience, that will develop your aspirations, promote your self reliance and ensure you are career ready for the future.

You will also have the option to choose a year-long placement in industry.

The following themes underpin our approach to teaching and learning through:

  • authentic in-class challenges that engage you with real businesses and develop your ongoing personal and professional development
  • active learning designed to engage you in a range of learning activities, in addition to lectures, tutorials, seminars, and group exercises, making full use of real-live case challenges, industry guest lectures, live projects, and business pitches.
  • the use of a range of learning enhancement digital technologies; a blended online and face-to-face approach to teaching is designed to maximize your opportunities for learning.
  • computer-based simulations that model real-life situations, enabling you to apply your knowledge, adapt to changing scenarios, and to think out-of-the-box in dealing with simulation examples.
  • lecturers with business practitioner experience to add ‘colour’ to explaining business concepts in sessions.
  • the “sustainability” theme that is embedded within modules across every level, that requires you to think about broader issues that relate to communities and the environment.
  • assessments that are related to real work performed in business.

This course is available to study with an integrated foundation year – an extra, introductory year at the beginning of the full degree. If you don’t meet the stated entry requirements or you’re returning to education, it could be a great option that enables you to study this course.

As well as an introduction to your subject, it will help you to develop valuable study skills, and communication, teamwork and problem-solving techniques, giving you the confidence and skills set you need to progress.

If you’re applying to study as an international student, an integrated foundation year can also support you to improve your English language skills alongside your studies.

To apply for this course with an integrated foundation year, select the ‘With foundation year’ study type from the options at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 UCAS tariff points, BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • This course is available with an additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester N100 £9,250 £15,450
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester N100 £9,250 TBC
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester N100 TBC TBC

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Possible careers

  • General Management Trainee
  • Project Management
  • Business Development Consultant
  • Operations Management Trainee
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Business Analyst


Industry links

The University of Gloucestershire’s employer directory has over 4,500 placement organisations offering placements to our students in a wide range of businesses from micro to multinationals.  We work extremely closely with the Growth Hub and other organisations to promote the local economy offering specialist business support for start-up businesses to grow and thrive. 

Access real-world business experiences and challenges

Gain real industry experience working for businesses in our student-led Business Consultancy Clinic.

Gain nationally recognised industry qualifications

This course is Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited and graduates will gain a range of added-value nationally recognised industry qualifications at no extra cost.

Industry-led curriculum

Our innovative new industry-led curriculum uses a challenge-based and live project approach to your learning through our extensive connections with local, national and international companies.

ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

Trips and experiences

Opportunities for international placements and study abroad.

Business students have recently been to New York, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Kuala Lumpa


You will also have the option to choose a year-long placement in industry. Examples of just a few of the renowned companies our students have worked for include Warner Media, IBM, Panasonic, GE Capital, GE Aviation, John Lewis and Partners and British Airways.


"I am currently studying Business Management. It's an amazing course!"

“I absolutely love the teachers and my tutor – they’re all so helpful. I started the course age 21 and decided to come to study in the UK after beginning university in Europe. The induction week was really good, lots of helpful tips and I loved that we got to meet the tutors and teachers on the first day. I liked that the university helps students get jobs in reputable companies from the very first year.”
Daniela Istrati, Business Management student

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